'Heart-Racing' Moment Elk Charges at Couple Walking Their Dogs

A protective cow elk charged at a couple walking their dogs in Estes Park, Colorado, near Rocky Mountain National Park.

Ashley Marie Unger provided Storyful with this footage from her cabin CCTV camera. She said the cow elk had recently given birth and therefore went into aggressive protection mode upon noticing the dogs.

“This heart-racing experience felt like we were in an Indiana Jones film and making it out alive literally just in the nick of time,” Unger told Storyful.

“I’m grateful we caught such an amazing (and terrifying) moment on camera!” she added. Credit: Ashley Marie Unger via Storyful

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